In the Dark of the Night – Passage of SB 353

October 26th, 2016 by

In 2013 the media claimed that SB 353, “Health and Safety Law Changes,” was passed with trickery in the dark of the night. This article refutes those nonsensical claims.

More Crazy Attacks on Opportunity Scholarships

December 19th, 2013 by

Raleigh – Last week saw three attacks on North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships. These scholarships provide $4,200 for low-income parents who choose private over public education. For a complete description of that program please see my PowerPoint and Misconceptions. First, on December 9, 2013 the NCAE and the left-wing NC Justice Center filed suit to stop […]

Whopper Tales from the “Shutdown”

November 25th, 2013 by

Raleigh – Now that some time has passed since the early October “shutdown”/debt limit crisis of the federal government it is time for facts to emerge. Why? The next time this crisis occurs we will know better how to deal with it and how to understand it. Here are some commons myths: MYTH ONE: The […]

Article: The Removal of Special Superior Court Judges

October 30th, 2013 by

Below is the introduction to my 2013 article, “Removal of Special Superior Court Judges: An Assault on Separation of Powers.” For the full article please click here.                                                                                                                                          _____ I. Introduction A recent proposal to remove nearly all of the sitting Special Superior Court Judges inspired debate on the constitutionality of the move.  Removing judges during […]

What Happened During the 2013 Session?

August 20th, 2013 by

Balanced the budget for the third straight year without a tax increase. Enacted historic tax reform that provides tax relief to almost everybody. The education budget is a slight increase over last year.  It gives flexibility to local school districts in spending state funds. Overhauled our election laws to require a photo ID to vote.  […]

State Education Spending: The Facts

August 9th, 2013 by

From the Office of Representative Tim Moffit North Carolina House of Representatives We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the Republican-passed budget: “They’re going to decimate the whole public education system in this state!” and “This proposed budget will set back this state 25 years!” and “Cuts near this magnitude will dramatically eviscerate the ability […]

Health and Safety Law Changes Passes NC House

July 11th, 2013 by

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Bill 353, “Health and Safety Law Changes,” passed the House by a vote of 74-41. The bill modifies laws pertaining to abortion. The abortion provisions were added to SB 353 from HB 695 and amended to address the concerns of Secretary Wos of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). […]

Press Advisory: SB 132 – Health Curriculum/Preterm Birth

July 1st, 2013 by

  Ladies and Gentlemen, In addition to the press release sent out Thursday on SB 132: Health Curriculum/Preterm Birth, I have included links to the final votes for the House and Senate. In regards to the argument that there is no scientific evidence that abortions are a risk factor for preterm birth, I have also […]

Pro-Life Bills Introduced During the 2013 Session

June 4th, 2013 by

House Bill 716: Clarify Law/Prohibit Sex-Selective Abortion Prohibits abortions when a significant factor is the sex of the unborn child. Last Action: Passed the House on May 7, 2013 Status: Senate Rules Next Steps: Pass Senate Committee, then Senate Floor House Bill 730: Insurance & Health Care Conscience Protection Part I extends conscience protection to […]

Honest Lottery Act Unanimously Passes Judiciary B Committee

April 11th, 2013 by

The Honest Lottery Act (HB 156) passed House Judiciary B Committee unanimously last Wednesday marking the first step toward introducing truth in lottery advertising. The bill has 57 co-sponsors and widespread, bipartisan support in the House. In August 2005, the General Assembly narrowly passed the North Carolina State Lottery Act establishing the North Carolina Education […]

Honest Lottery Act: Improving Advertising Standards for the North Carolina Education Lottery

April 9th, 2013 by

House Bill 156 requires the North Carolina State Lottery Commission to adhere to the following advertising requirements: Advertising that states a total of payments to be paid over a period of time must also state the present value of the prize. Advertising that states the probability of winning a prize must not omit the value […]

Senate Bill 132 – Health Curriculum/Preterm Birth

April 4th, 2013 by

Senate Bill 132 was filed on February 25, 2012. It requires the School Health Education Program to include instruction on the preventable causes of preterm birth, including induced abortion as a cause of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. The Child Fatality Task Force unanimously voted to support this legislation at its December meeting. The association […]

Comparison between The Bill of Rights of The United States Constitution and The North Carolina Declaration of Rights

March 18th, 2013 by

HR 286 Honor Recovery of North Carolina Bill of Rights Old State Capitol – Raleigh, North Carolina  March 18, 2013 United States Constitution Bill of Rights Ratified December 15, 1791 North Carolina Declaration of Rights Ratified December 18, 1776 Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free […]

A Usable Summary of Parliamentary Procedure

January 10th, 2013 by

A Usable Summary of Parliamentary Procedure by Paul Stam Revised January 2013 The purpose of parliamentary procedure is to facilitate the accomplishment of an organization’s purposes while protecting the right of each member to participate. AUTHORITY Most civic groups, political organizations, churches and denominations have organizational documents such as constitutions, bylaws, articles of incorporation or […]